By Muriel Bristol | April 18, 2020
The Milton Board of Selectmen (BOS) have posted their agenda for a quasi-Public BOS meeting to be held Monday, April 20 at 5:00 PM.
Due to their concerns regarding Covid-19, there will be no public in attendance and, therefore, no public comment. The session may be watched remotely through the usual YouTube means or by teleconference. The links for both are in their original agenda, for which there is a link in the References below.
The Public portion of the agenda has New Business, Old Business, Other Business, and some housekeeping items.
Under New Business are scheduled three agenda items: 1) Update Regarding Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Activities; 2) Department of Public Works a) Update of Transfer Station Operations b) Schoolhouse on Plummer’s Ridge – Roof Bids and Possible Action; and 3) Qualifications for the Local Government Efficiency Task Force.
Update Regarding Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Activities. One supposes, by the very terms of the meeting announcement, that the Covid-19 is still among us. We will evidently hear an update on those things with which the BOS has been active.
People are becoming restive. For example, there will be an End the Lockdown rally at the Statehouse in Concord, NH, at noon on Saturday, April 18. Yes, [correction: two days] before the quasi-Public BOS meeting.
Update of Transfer Station Operations. Those who went to the Transfer Station a week ago will have found that they were unable to drop off their paper and cardboard. (Many simply burned at home that which was refused).
One assumes that we will hear that paper and cardboard will be accepted again in some manner.
Schoolhouse on Plummer’s Ridge – Roof Bids and Possible Action. Sounds like a job for the newly-established Heritage Commission.
Qualifications for the Local Government Efficiency Task Force. One might suppose that it will be also an Independent Local Government Efficiency Task Force, i.e., one appointed by the BOS from a broad cross-section of current and former Town officials.
Oxymoron. Noun. plural oxymorons or, less commonly, oxymora: a combination of contradictory or incongruous words (such as cruel kindness [or government efficiency]); broadly, something (such as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements.
Old Business has a single item: 1). Consideration of Selectmen By-Laws.
Consideration of Selectmen By-Laws. Put off from before.
Other Business That May Come Before the Board has no scheduled items.
There will be the approval of prior minutes (from the quasi-Public session of April 6, 2020), the expenditure report, Town Administrator comments, and BOS comments.
Mr. S.D. Plissken contributed to this article.
Town of Milton. (2020, April 17). BOS Meeting Agenda, April 20, 2020. Retrieved from www.miltonnh-us.com/sites/miltonnh/files/agendas/04-20-2020_bosagenda_posted_0.pdf
Wikipedia. (2019, November 19). Washington Monument Syndrome. Retrieved from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Monument_Syndrome